June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Make it today: gin ice cream

Make it today: gin ice cream

I got a sneak peek of The Ginologist Cook - 100 Delicious Recipes with Gin, and I'm thrilled to share this recipe from the Ginlato Collection with you: Floral Gin and Clotted Cream Ice Cream. Gingredients: 100ml Ginologist Floral 2 jumbo eggs 125g caster sugar 400g...

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The Gin and Tonic Festival is back

The Gin and Tonic Festival is back

On 26 November, the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfonteing will host the return of the Gin and Tonic Festival to Jo'burg. This year, more than 20 local and international gin brands will help festival-goers get in the spirit(s), along with live music, DJs, and the...

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Precious citrus: ClemenGold Gin

Precious citrus: ClemenGold Gin

ClemenGold Gin is made from the delicious ClemenGold fruit - a mandarin cultivar grown locally and harvested from mid-June to mid-August. This classic Cape Dry style gin is distilled with nine botanicals, including sundried ClemenGold and orange peels, cinnamon,...

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Bloedlemoen Gin: The Crimson King* of citrus

Bloedlemoen Gin: The Crimson King* of citrus

Bloedlemoen Gin is another local craft gin distilled by the wonderful people at Hope on Hopkins. This citrus, spicy sweet gin includes botanicals juniper, blood orange, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia, nutmeg, cardamom, Grains of Paradise, coriander and...

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Cool as a cucumber: Hendrick’s Gin tipples

Cool as a cucumber: Hendrick’s Gin tipples

Hendrick's Gin and I are very fond of each other. These are courtesy of the recent Hendrick's drop I received.   Hendrick's Cucumber Martini 4 parts Hendrick's Gin 1 part dry vermouth Simply stir with ice and strain into a frozen cocktail glass garnished with a...

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Gift idea: The Gin Box December: Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh

Gift idea: The Gin Box December: Gold, Frankincense, Myrrh

The Gin Box. Of all the subscription boxes, this is one the I think I like best. I have yet to buy one myself, but it's going to happen soon. A South African first, each month, second month, or third month - depending on your subscription - you receive an exclusive...

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Chameleon gin: Trouvaille Blossom and Hops

Chameleon gin: Trouvaille Blossom and Hops

Trouvaille Blossom and Hops gin is unlike any other gin (yes, I know this is true of every gin, but hear me out). I actually had the delightful opportunity to try this at the recent Johannesburg launch of The Gin Box. The thing that truly stood out for me, is the fact...

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Make it today: Gin Cheesecake

Make it today: Gin Cheesecake

This Gin Cheesecake recipe was created by and originally appeared on the Good Housekeeping website. I have not made this yet, but I can see this happening before the end of the year. Ingredients 100 g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra to grease 200 g rich tea...

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